Daily Devotional Library

The Discipline of Hospitality

August 1, 2018

Room for Others

Matthew 25:31-46
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

August 2, 2018

Called to Hospitality

Romans 12:9-21
Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice ­hospitality.

August 3, 2018

Selfless Generosity

Luke 14:1-14
When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.

August 4, 2018

A Heart for Serving Others

Mark 10:46-52
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.

August 5, 2018

Seeing Beyond the Surface

Luke 5:27-32
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

August 6, 2018

The Art of Receiving

Mark 10:13-16
Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.

August 7, 2018

Love’s Generous Expression

Hebrews 13:1-3
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

August 8, 2018

Serving With Compassion

Luke 9:1-17
The Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can . . . find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.”

August 9, 2018

Transformation From the Inside Out

Luke 19:1-10
Today salvation has come to this house. . . . For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

August 10, 2018

Courage in the Midst of Hardship

1 Peter 4:1-11
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without ­grumbling.

August 11, 2018

Who Is Our Neighbor?

Luke 10:25-37
He wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

August 12, 2018

Living and Receiving the Gospel

1 Kings 17:7-24
The woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the truth.”

August 13, 2018

More Than Outward Appearance

Acts 16:11-15
She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.

August 14, 2018

Practicing Empathy

Exodus 23:1-9
Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.

August 15, 2018

Do Not Be Anxious

Matthew 6:25-34
We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

August 16, 2018

The Gospel in Word and Deed

Luke 9:1-9
He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt."

August 17, 2018

Hospitality in Becoming a Servant

John 13:1-17
“Now that I . . . have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”

August 18, 2018

Doing Life Together

Acts 2:42-47
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

August 19, 2018

You Have Been Preapproved

Ephesians 1:3-14; 2:12-13
He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ. . . .

August 20, 2018

Living Out the Story of God

Luke 10:1-12
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

August 21, 2018

​Called to Remember

Ephesians 2:11-22
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

August 22, 2018

Doers of the Word

James 1:22-27
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

August 23, 2018

Uncompromising Loyalty to Christ

Matthew 10:34-42
Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

August 24, 2018

Generous Giving

Matthew 6:1-4
When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

August 25, 2018

The Endless Debt to Love

Romans 13:8-10
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

August 26, 2018

The Mark of a Committed Disciple

John 13:31-35
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

August 27, 2018

Graceful Working Together

Romans 15:1-7; Colossians 3:12-14
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

August 28, 2018

Seeking Shalom in Hardship

Jeremiah 29:4-14
Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.

August 29, 2018

Seeing Jesus Through the Crowd

Mark 2:1-12
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

August 30, 2018

God of Justice

Isaiah 42:1-9
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.

August 31, 2018

Servant Hospitality

Philippians 2:1-11
In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

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